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My name is Ron, I am a Christmas nut always have been always will be. I am first and foremost a stay at home dad that has an evening job at a retail/grocery establishment. After my second son was born I stepped down from my management position, so my wife and I don't have to pay for daycare. My wife is a teacher in the town we live, so people recognize us everywhere in our little town.
My wife and I have been married for 9 years. We have 2 boys aged 6 and 3, both are young Christmas nuts.

I have loved Christmas as long as I remember
from seeing the lights on all the houses, to seeing if I could stay awake to see Santa.
Christmas has been the one constant in my life it has always been there for me, through the rough times of my parents divorce when I was 10 y/o or my mother's passing when I was 16.
Everyone always tried to make it something special for myself and sister when we were young no matter what was going on. I now believe that is why I love this time of year more than any other because of the efforts of my family to hold it above any other time of year. I get to make the season special for my boys now, whether it be by playing the music decorating the house and yard or just playing the dvd's. The memories the season has brought have always warm and it is no wonder why I look forward to making more of these memories every year. My favorite Christmas movie is A Christmas Story my favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night. My favorite Christmas artist is Bing Crosby.
Well if I ran on a little bit I am sorry I am new to blogging, it sounds always better in your mind.
I will try to keep posting and making it interesting for all who read.
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Emotional Debris

Posted 06-05-2011 at 07:25 PM by xmas365 (Christmas, Life, and Family)
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The pain and the sadness of seeing my town in the state it is in will not subside, I have avoided going downtown the last few days just because I cannot bear to see it right now. We were barely physically affected by this storm, but the scars left by what we have seen will not go away. Our friends and family that have lost their homes seem to be doing so well all things considered but I cannot imagine what they feel when they think about what has happened. My aunt says she feels like she is in a "fog" all the time and she has cried a lot. My boys are doing well, but JP was crying tonight before bed he was scared a tornado was coming tonight. LC doing his "drawings" says it is a tornado coming to "suck you up." This is something we now have to live with, for the immediate future, the scars on the landscape will be here for a long time to remind us what has happened.
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Tornado Nightmare

Posted 06-02-2011 at 10:54 PM by xmas365 (Christmas, Life, and Family)

I write this tonight as exhausted as I am, but an emotional wreck. As some if not all of you know by now my town was hit by a tornado, at most the damage was 1.5 miles away at it farthest, 2 houses down the closest. I was not home at the time it happened, I was at work when I heard of a tornado warning, I wasn't thinking anything of it at the time, in fact a few co-workers and myself were joking about it. The upper management called a meeting to explain what was going on, and what we were to do if we got word a tornado was bearing down on us. 20 minutes later we get the word to evacuate the staff and customers to the back of the store. I had tried to call my wife before that to warn her of a tornado warning had been posted, I tried to get through but all I got was a recorded message saying all circuits were busy, until I got through and left a message on our voicemail. We were standing in the back of the store, when we started getting rumors from people with cellphone texts that Monson...
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Lost Treasure in the Woods

Posted 05-30-2011 at 09:55 PM by xmas365 (Christmas, Life, and Family)

I was doing some random Google searches tonight, as I do sometimes just to see what I could learn about the world we live in. I have the thirst for knowledge of little known facts, days of yore, and history of things that went on in my area. I live in an old New England mill town, and the history you see everyday when you drive down Main Street of this Rockwellian little town puts you back in time. We have the Old white church built in the 1800's on the hill over looking the town, we have buildings made of granite from our old granite quarries. The store fronts are basically the downstairs to houses or apartments. The old abandoned mills still dot the landscape, they have long since fallen into disrepair, but to see the history of the buildings puts me in awe. When I first started dating my wife, she told me of rumors of an old Santa's Land type of theme park that was abandoned before it ever opened, I thought that was so cool but I have never heard of anything about the long gone theme...
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Christmas in May?

Posted 05-23-2011 at 09:09 PM by xmas365 (Christmas, Life, and Family)

Here we are nearing the end of May, and as usual my mind is starting to make the turn to Christmas. The hockey season, which was playing during last Christmas is still going and culminating to the championship in a couple of weeks, that has my full attention especially since my team hasn't made it this far in nearly 2 decades. But Christmas is sneaking more and more into my thoughts by the day, I have always seemed to really start to shift to it at this time of the year. I don't know why but for some reason it just sits there, the thinking of Christmas shopping, Christmas lists, decorating (how and what I want to change). Memorial Day is a few days away, and with that the unofficial beginning of the summer, yes we will have cookouts, daytrips, swimming, and so on. Get me to July 4 and I will have had my fill of summer. Christmas, what a wonderful time and as usual I cannot wait for the season to begin.
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Life Gets in the Way of a Blog

Posted 05-14-2011 at 08:21 AM by xmas365 (Christmas, Life, and Family)
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When I first joined MMC, I was just looking for a way to fight the PCB's (post Christmas blues) I thought it may just be a way to quickly fend those blues off and then on with life. I started coming in and reading posts, playing the fun & games, and just looking at pictures, it did help, and you know I stuck around. I had more time in my life at that point, I was more of a stay at home dad, I only worked 25-30 hours a week, so LC would take a nap I would log on, JP at preschool I would log on, down time while kids were playing, log on, and so on. When I first stepped down to take care of the boys I had discussed about doing a blog with my wife about life of a stay at home dad, but things at that time were absolutely bonkers with a 6 month old, moving from an apartment to our house, at that time I don't think I was ever more physically or emotionally exhausted with all going on. It would be more than a year before I joined and the thought of a blog was out of my mind. I joined here...
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